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Please Misbah, leave them wanting more

PT Barnum, serial entrepreneur and owner of a travelling circus, offered the best advice to anybody considering retirement. ‘Always leave them wanting more,’ said Barnum, a man who understood how to win a crowd. In professional sport, timing when you exit the limelight and condemn yourself to the shadows is ...

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Federer returns with win to join Murray in second round

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer returned from a six-month layoff to beat fellow 35-year-old Jurgen Melzer just before midnight on day one of the Australian Open, agreeing it felt a bit like coming home. The 17-time major winner hadn’t played at tour level since Wimbledon, giving his injured left knee time to ...

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Team effort inspired Pakistan, says Sallu

KARACHI: While terming Pakistan’s series-levelling victory in the second One-day International in Melbourne, former chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed Sallu credited the entire team for the much-awaited result on what has had been a disappointing tour of Australia. “To be honest, I was bitterly disappointed the way Pakistan lost the first ...

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Australia set 269-run target for Pakistan in 1st ODI

Former adversaries Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell combined for a vital sixth-wicket partnership of 82 runs to help Australia post 268-9 against Pakistan in the first one-day international at the Gabba on Friday. After captain Steve Smith won the toss and decided to bat, Australia was 78-5 before being rescued ...

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Lynn, Stanlake to make ODI debut in series opener against Pakistan

BRISBANE: Chris Lynn and Billy Stanlake will make their limited overs debut for Australia in Friday’s opening One-day International against Pakistan in Brisbane. Skipper Steve Smith said on Thursday dynamic batsman Lynn and beanpole pace bowler Stanlake would start with Usman Khawaja and leg-spinner Adam Zampa left out of the ...

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Pakistan to tour West Indies for full series in March

West Indies will host a full series, including three Tests, against Pakistan beginning on March 31, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said. Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain will stage two Twenty20s, to be followed by three one-dayers at the Guyana National Stadium. Kingston’s Sabina Park will host the ...

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